The Philadelphia Eagles take on the desperate Aaron Rodgers-led Green Bay Packers. The cheese heads head to the Linc for the first time since 2016. The Eagles break out their all-black attire with new black helmets to be paired with the black jersey and pants. Jalen Hurts and Aaron Rogers duel on Sunday Night Football. The Eagles send Green Bay packing. They are 10-1 on the season.
Jason Kelce set a franchise record. Tonight he will surpass former Eagles great Chuck Bednarik’s regular season record with Kelce’s 170th start. The most in Eagles franchise history for an Eagles’ offensive lineman. Also, Trent Cole and Hugh Douglas are inducted into the Philadelphia Eagles Hall of Fame.
A First Quarter Slugfest
The offense starts off with two incomplete passes. Hurts digs down deep on third down and turns into a first down and so much more. The Eagles turn to the run game and allow Miles Sanders to cook. Hurts’ legs can not be contained by the Packers’ defense. This sets up two attempts for Kenneth Gainwell to put the first points on the board. In 12 plays and a little more three and half minutes, Philly is up 0-7.
Eagles pressure Arron Rogers causing a deflection, and Josiah Scott with his first NFL interception. This sets up a rushing touchdown for Mile Sanders, making it 13-0 Eagles after a missed extra point from Jake Elliot. The Packers responded by running down the field that allows the Packers to strike with an AJ Dillon TD. Philly’s lead was cut to 6 with a score of 13-7. The Eagles get beat on third and one and fourth and one and hand the ball back to Rogers with great field position. CJ Gardner Johnson is helped off the field, and on the next play, the old Rogers to Cobb connection puts the Packers up 1. (14-13 Green Bay). Gardner Johnson was checked for a rib injury.
The Philadelphia Eagles do not back off. Jalen Hurts with some crisp passes, but once again, Jalen Hurt’s leg bleeds the Packer defense. Hurts has 103 yards in the 1st quarter alone. Sanders caps the drive off with another rushing touchdown. Eagles regain the lead, 21-14, in the opening of the second half.
The Action Continues Into the Second Quarter
It looks like Aaron Rogers is going to drive down the field once again until the rookie free agent Reed Blankenship picks him off. The rookie is in for the injured Gardner Johnson with his second snap of the season. The Eagles start driving, and AJ Brown with another costly fumble with a 63-yard fumble recovery. That is twice in two games for AJ Brown. Rogers puts the Packers back up with a pass in the endzone to Aaron Jones. The game is tied at 20 with a missed extra point from Mason Crosby.
The first punt comes from the Eagles after the Packers’ defense brings the pressure. The defensive front has a pair of sacks from Josh sweat and Fletcher Cox. Philly forces a punt. They take the 27-20 lead with a 30-yard touchdown pass to Quez Watkins. This ends a heavyweight puncher’s duel known as the first half.
A Defensive Third Quarter
The second half starts off with more questionable special teams play from the Eagles. Luckily the Eagles’ front comes up with a quick three-and-out and another sack. This time from Haason Reddick. Mile Sanders continued to gash the Packers’ defense. Devonte Smith with a big 13-yard pickup in the red zone. This sets up an AJ Brown touchdown pass. This was the second scoring pass from Hurts. Philly goes up two scores, 34-20. The Packers drive toward the end of the third but only come up with three. The Packers are still down 34-23, and Aaron Rogers heads to the locker room.
Fourth and Final
The Eagles start with the six-minute drive and score 3 points on a field goal. The big story is that Aaron Rogers went to back, and Jordan Love took over at quarterback. He had oblique pain that mounted during the game. Jordan Love connects to Christian Watson for a 63-yard touchdown pass. The score was cut to 37-30 Eagles.
The Eagles burn six minutes and forty-four seconds and kick a questionable 54-yard field goal. The Eagles make it a ten-point game, 40-30. The special team continues to scare Eagles fans allowing a 53-yard return. Kevon Wallace with the tackle. The Packers tack on a field goal. Ultimately the Eagles send Green Bay packing, 40-33.
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